RENO, Nev., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Employers Occupational Health, Inc., one of the companies of EMPLOYERS(R) (NYSE: EIG), announced today that it has been awarded Case Management Accreditation from URAC, a Washington, D.C.-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. URAC's Case Management Accreditation standards require companies to establish a process to assess, plan and implement case management interventions.
"Employers Occupational Health, Inc. is honored to receive Case Management Accreditation from URAC," said Mary Lushina, Senior Vice President of Employers Occupational Health, Inc. "We are pleased to be recognized in the industry. Such a distinction highlights the quality of our work with customers, clients, and providers by demonstrating compliance with national standards for case management services."
"By applying for and receiving URAC Case Management Accreditation, Employers Occupational Health, Inc. has demonstrated a commitment to quality health care," said Alan P. Spielman, URAC President and CEO. "Quality health care is crucial to our nation's welfare and it is important to have organizations that are willing to measure themselves against national standards and undergo rigorous evaluation by an independent accrediting body."
URAC's Case Management Accreditation standards address such patient protections as confidentiality of patient information, informed consent, dispute resolution and other issues. The standards cover staff structure and qualifications, quality improvement, information management, oversight of delegated functions, ethics, complaints, and the case management process.
URAC, an independent, non-profit organization, is a leader in promoting health care quality through accreditation and certification. URAC standards keep pace with the rapid changes in the health care system, and provide a mark of distinction for health care organizations to demonstrate their commitment to quality and accountability. For more information, visit http://www.urac.org.
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